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Four books with librettos from Niccolo` van Westerhout’s operas from the Rediscovered Operas Series: Cimbelino, Fortunio, Dona Flor and Colomba

“Rediscovered Operas Series” was created by Idea Press to propose the rediscovery of some operas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They were operas written and set to music that, for incomprehensible reasons, have not had the response they deserved … Continue reading

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“Rediscovered Operas Series” brings forgotten operas back to life…

“Rediscovered Operas Series” was created by Idea Press to propose the rediscovery of some operas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They were operas written and set to music that, for incomprehensible reasons, have not had the response they deserved … Continue reading

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Published in New York the vocal score of Pasquale La Rotella’s Stabat Mater

In the compositional parable of Pasquale La Rotella (Bitonto, March 5, 1880 ─ Bari, March 20, 1963) sacred music is an important and at least as significant as the one that saw him an opera composer, conductor, teacher and first … Continue reading

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The Vocal Score of IL CAVALIERE ERRANTE by Tommaso Traetta published for the first time…

 IL CAVALIERE ERRANTE DRAMMA EROICOMICO PER MUSICA Vocal Score/Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte Edited by: Vito Clemente and Roberto Duarte Copyright @ 2015 Idea Press Musical Edition USA All rights reserved: Traetta Opera Festival Published by: Idea Press USA Il … Continue reading

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THE MUNICH VERSION OF THE STABAT MATER BY TOMMASO TRAETTA

THE VOCAL SCORE OF THE MUNICH VERSION OF THE STABAT MATER BY TOMMASO TRAETTA IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! Tommaso Traetta (Bitonto 1727 – Venezia 1779) The Munich version of the Stabat Mater by Tommaso Traetta (1767) was found in Munich (Germany) … Continue reading

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MUSIC MANUSCRIPTS ONLINE

presents: Beethoven’s manuscript for his Violin and Piano Sonata, op. 96 in G major, purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1907 The goal of the Music Manuscripts Online project has been to create and to provide online access to high-quality images … Continue reading

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Opera as a Graphic Novel: Otello.

Otello as a graphic novel, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello is about to become a graphic novel. “We are not talking about a simplified version of the opera” explains Aldo Sisillo, the director of the Fondazione Teatro … Continue reading

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Comic-strip opera in Modena

Lirica a strisce. Comic-strip opera LIRICA A STRISCE is the transposition into comic-strips of the most acclaimed Operas produced and staged by the Teatro Comunale of Modena.  The editorial project came out of the desire to bring to opera a … Continue reading

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Italian politician in visit to New York…

The governor of Apulia Nicky Vendola in visit to NEw York met with the authors of Dona Flor and organizers of the American premiere of the Opera.

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From the experience of bringing an opera to America came the book about the composer, which I wrote with Leonardo Campanile….

DOÑA FLOR, The Opera by van Westerhout, is a paperback in Italian, with facing English translation. The book narrates the life of Niccolò van Westerhout (1857-1898) and it explores the questions and concerns related to the first performance of his … Continue reading

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